Google Drive

AT&T’s HTC One (M8) can’t redeem free Drive storage

Owners of the new HTC One (M8) on AT&T have hit a snag when it comes to the free Drive storage. Each new handset arrives with 50GB of Google Drive storage, which users are prompted to take advantage of just after startup. Those with AT&T aren’t able to, which HTC notes is a bug they’re working on.

Google Drive offers more to customers with new pricing scheme

Google really wants you to use Drive. So much so, they’re offering a pretty great deal on cloud storage. With a newly announced pricing plan, we can now get more storage for less out of pocket. Google also says that those who are already paying for storage have nothing to worry about, since they’ll be migrated automatically to a new plan.

Google brings add-ons to Drive Docs and Spreadsheets

Google has announced a change to Docs and Spreadsheets within Drive. Users can now utilize add-ons, which bring more native functionality to your workflow. There is also a marketplace specifically for the add-ons, which can be found from within a document or spreadsheet.

Google updates Drive and Newsstand with new widgets, better performance

Google has updated two apps, with both Drive and Newsstand seeing improvement tweaks. The cloud storage solution is getting a quicker way to scan and upload, while Newsstand gains support for more languages. Both also come with the ubiquitous ‘bug fixes’, but also important and timely updates to increase usage.

Google Drive Android API released

Cloud storage is one of those quirky things we’re all supposed to love, but do we really accept it? Often, cloud storage is left as a workaround, and not seamlessly integrated, making it a tough proposition for some. Google has introduced a Google Drive API for Android, which should make the process of saving and sharing files from the cloud a lot easier.
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